The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) aims to advance public awareness, appreciation and engagement of science, engineering and technology in South Africa. SAASTA is business Unit of the National Research Foundation.

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FameLab 2014 Competition

FameLab 2014 Competition

FameLab 2014 - Regional heats are underway.

BLOODHOUND ROCKET CARS1 MSLA

BLOODHOUND ROCKET CARS1 MSLA

  Dave Rowley and Wendy Maxwell from the Bloodhound SSC Project assisting Grade 6 learners from the Maths & Science Leadership Academy to build rocket cars during national Science Week 2013.

HIP2B2 iTHINK Challenge - Settlers High School

HIP2B2 iTHINK Challenge - Settlers High School

  Settlers High School learners Don Maisels and Stephanie Less participate in the 2013 HIP2B2 iTHINK Challenge. More than 7 000 learners are participating in a variety of science and maths...

Huntsman

Huntsman

The discarded husk of an African Huntsman Spider. The photo by John Hobson won second prize in the 2009 Science Close –up Category of the SA Science Lens competition. The 2013 competition will...

The storm of the eye

The storm of the eye

SA Science Lens - the storm of the eye - Lourens Uitenweerde's winning entry in the in the Science As Art category of the SA Science Lens competition is a digitally manipulated close-up image of...

Gold Galore

Gold Galore

SA Science Lens - gold galore - André Botha of Pretoria's winning entry in the Science As Art category of the SA Science Lens competition shows golden islands on a carbon substrate.      

Two worms take a swim

Two worms take a swim

 SA Science Lens - two worms take a swim - Claire Hoving's winning entry in the Science Close-up category of the SA Science Lens Competition. It shows two gravid female nematode worms...

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SAASTA ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

The essay competition of the National Schools Debates has been extended to close of business on the 14th of March 2014.

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Invitations and Calls for Proposals

 From time to time SAASTA invites organisations to respond to calls for proposal or interest. These calls can be for a variety of products or services. Click here to view the current calls.

 

 

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Matatiele honours its bright y…

24-01-2014 Hits:980 SAASTA News in Brief

Glen Makhoba and Peter Theron were honoured by the small community of Matatiele  in the Eastern Cape for their outstanding performance ...

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Free State team wins 2013 Astr…

30-10-2013 Hits:1833 SAASTA News in Brief

A team from Unicom Primary School in the Free State won the “Currie Cup of Astronomy” on 25 October when they beat nine other teams in the 2...

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Educators Workshop 2013

16-10-2013 Hits:6514 SAASTA News in Brief

Educators get hands-on with electricity   SAASTA’s Primary School Science Intervention programme recently funded an educators’ ...

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Limpopo learners win SAASTA 20…

23-08-2013 Hits:17782 SAASTA News in Brief

 Five learners from Northern Academy in Polokwane, Limpopo did their province proud when they showed that they can deliberate on high l...

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SAASTA salutes David Block

22-07-2013 Hits:3700 SAASTA News in Brief

Professor David Block is the 2013 winner of the SAASTA sponsored NSTF-NHP Billiton Award for Science Communication for Public Awareness. &n...

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SA’s top young science brainpo…

11-07-2013 Hits:4561 SAASTA News in Brief

In March this year, more than 30 000 learners from around South Africa and four neighbouring countries sat down to write the 49th National S...

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Laerskool Lynnwood wins 2012 A…

31-10-2012 Hits:9698 SAASTA News in Brief

Ten teams of young learners from around South Africa met on Friday morning, 26 October 2012 in Centurion to battle it out in the eighth roun...

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Making a Connection: The Innov…

20-09-2012 Hits:9636 SAASTA News in Brief

The Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) is a joint African Innovation Foundation (AIF)/UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) initiative that...

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Learners compete in the SAASTA…

08-08-2012 Hits:11511 SAASTA News in Brief

Learners compete in the SAASTA National Schools Debates The second year of the SAASTA National Schools Debates Competition ended in style o...

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